Four new Alexa cameras from Arri

ARRI is refreshing its Alexa product line with the introduction of four new Alexa XT (Xtended Technology) cameras, which will incorporate features inspired by feedback from professional users. The Alexa XT, Alexa XT M, Alexa XT Plus and Alexa XT Studio cameras will replace all previous models except for the original Alexa. Screen Africa reports…

“The business model within film is broken” reports the Economist

An interesting article from The Economist reports how the Hollywood Film Industry is battling to remain profitable amid the upsurge in quality provided by TV; and new forms of film content distribution. Michael Lyton, head of Sony Pictures, interestingly comments on how movie costs are rising, saying that expectations were that technology would make it cheaper…

Cape Film Commission registered with the City of Cape Town

The Cape Film Commission (CFC)  has registered with the City of Cape Town as an organisation which is able to officially enable the application of film permits within the City of Cape Town property and roads portfolio for its members, according to Screen Africa. The CFC also manages the referral process for filming on Western Cape…

25 Pieces of Juicy Filmmaking Knowledge from Cinematographer Roger Deakins

Roger Deakins, acknowledged as a master cinematographer for an accomplished body of work, such as The Shawshank Redemption, A Beautiful Mind, and almost every Coen Brothers film since Fargo, shares 25 pieces of filmmaking advice. These are pulled from his website RogerDeakins.com, where he interacts with fans and filmmakers on all topics from careers to cinematography basics.

New vector video codec could make forthcoming 4K imaging obsolete

There’s just been some pretty startling research published by a university in the UK which could herald the biggest change to imaging since the switch from film to digital. Indeed before it has even begun, 4K may become obsolete along with resolution itself – killed not by 8K or Super-Hi Vision but a completely different…